Jonas Wåhlander takes lead as CEO of Cherry Online

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Jonas Wåhlander

Fredrik Burvall, CEO of European igaming operator Cherry Group AB has announced the appointment of Jonas Wåhlander as Chief Executive of its digital gaming division ‘Cherry Online’.

Cherry Group governance stated that the appointment had been made to support its ongoing aspirations to drive digital growth and profitability.

Wåhlander has 15 years’ experience in senior positions within online entertainment businesses, most recently managing the Universal Sony Pictures operations in the Nordic region where he served as Managing Director.

Further strengthening its digital capabilities, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Marius Andersen, will remain in the business area and report into Wåhlander.

Andersen will take on a newly created key senior role in the team, taking operational ownership of and leading Cherry Online Gaming’s aspirational growth objectives and exploration in to new markets and focus on partner co-operations, as Chief Growth Officer.

Fredrik Burvall, Cherry Group CEO commented on the appointment of Wåhlander

“Cherry’s long-term strategy is to generate continued profitable growth in online gaming, both through organic growth and acquisitions. These management changes will support Cherry Online Gaming to continue to grow faster than the market and increase our profitability. With Jonas Wåhlander joining, we bring added leadership and  further experience from high volume, fast-paced and consumer centric business models. Marius Andersen has been an extremely valuable part of our outstanding growth in recent years and we are pleased we will maintain his significant experience and knowledge, in a role where we will benefit most from his skills and competencies,” 

Jonas Wåhlander commented on taking leadership of Cherry Online division

“I’m really looking forward to joining a loyal, best in class team in Malta to continue to drive the business forward; it’s a tremendously exciting opportunity. Cherry is a group with great values, tradition and brands that we can harvest. I’ve been very impressed by Cherry’s focus on the future and the most recent results show that the business is going very much in the right direction. It’s our objective to act as leaders and I’m going to do everything I can to help Cherry continue to achieve that,” .

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